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Florida Studio Theatre

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Address: 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
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+1 941-366-9000
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the...

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the Gulf Coast region, bringing the best in Contemporary plays, musicals, and comedy to the Sarasota community since 1973. An professional regional theatre, the FST campus is a village of five theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres,the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and John C. Court Cabaret, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact - providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging,where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre. FST has modeled itself on the strength of creating the best in contemporary theatre at an affordable price. Overall, FST serves over 200,000 attendees per year through its six major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, the Stage III series, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development.

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Love this cabaret theatre!

After being given tickets for a show from a friend, our group of 6 are now winter and summer season ticket holders. Every show we have seen has been really entertaining, with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

After being given tickets for a show from a friend, our group of 6 are now winter and summer season ticket holders. Every show we have seen has been really entertaining, with exceptional musicians. For such a reasonable price, if you join the FST it is less than $20 per show per person....Love, love this cabaret theatre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The seating makes this venue one of the most intimate experiences ever. Close to the performers intensifies your experience. Try it once and you'll definitely go back.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

i spend a total of five weeks in Sarasota and attend a live theater event of some kind almost every night that I am in town. Florida Studio Theater always proveds me with a wonderful selection of things to see no matter when I am in town.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

My husband and I have attended FST for three years, this summer we attended a great country music show. We paid a substantial amount for the tickets and were stuck along the wall behind a pillar. I had to get a chair from the side and sitting in front of my table to see the show. I understand that the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

The theaters have been remodeled and all seats are good. The actors and sets are very professional and if you love going to the theater you will not be disappointed. I have brought friends to a play and they are surprised at the great experience they had. There is a good mix of styles of plays and musicals as well.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Excellent musical entertainment! Musicians and vocalist were exceptionally talented! We have never been disappointed at any of Florida Studio productions!

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Sarasota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We have been summer season ticket holders for awhile. Always well acted, and or preformed. Small theater, comfortable seats giving an intimate environment. Many order food after as a nice dining area and bar. One of the special theaters in Sarasota. You can't go wrong.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We went to see the show "Swinagroos" which bills itself as an underground Jazz band. Not only were they terrific playing their original songs and takes on classics, but they also had a little "kitsch" and alot of fun to the act. This was a very nice evening the show was great! We loved the venue too. Just charming. For... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Decided at the last minute to see what was going on at the FST and they had tickets available to the Improv Studio. We decided to go and had a good time. Actors/comedians were pretty solid, considering the topics they had to improvise. Enjoyed the activity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We saw The Hound of Baskerville. Merely three actors played all the parts and did so with great talent. The theatre seats perhaps 125 and there are no bad seats.

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